Goal: Improving specific rhythmic playing. This doesn’t mean simple rhythms but in fact, playing rhythm that incorporates slurring and staccato notes are hard to physically play. I want to work on this part of my playing skill so that during a slurred phrase I won’t play a note shorter than the other. Moreover, I felt like I needed improvement in this are because of the fact that our new concert song highlights many of these rhythmic exercises.
Exercise: The first page of the exercise is mostly the fundamental different rhythm phrases that I will encounter in a piece of music. The second page is a more specific type of exercise with slurring and articulation involved – which is exactly what the minimalist dances part tackles.
Practice Routine : Start with Long tones – Move on to the technical exercises – Finish with the minimalist dances part to see improvement every practice session. Practice session 30-40 minutes – 3-4 times a week